Neighborhood Art Parade
Personal Representation through Flags


Flint Public Art Project’s Neighborhood Art Parade series partners with Light Up the City, a community policing initiative of the Michigan State Police, to create personal representation through flags to broadcast voices of healing and repair within the city of Flint.
Flags have been used around the world and throughout the ages as important visual symbols communicating identity, culture,,and independence. Colors, symbols, and icons are creatively employed in the design of flags to connect the viewer to the story the flag represents. The term flag is also used to refer to the graphic design employed, and flags have evolved into a general tool for rudimentary signaling and identification, especially in environments where communication is challenging. Lead artist Sandra Branch, will work with community members as a guide to help individuals create a personal representation of themselves on a flag, which will express the messages from the unsung heroes of Flint. It is our hope through our Neighborhood Art Parades that Flint natives will feel supported and acknowledged as they express their stories through art.

Neighborhood Art Parade 2016

Since 2013, Flint Public Art Project and its neighborhood partners have produced a series of monthly Art Parades each summer. Catch us in six new locations on the last Thursday of every month starting April 28th through the end of September.

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Neighborhood Art Parade 2015

Long-time Flint residents remember social clubs that used to bring neighbors and performers together for walks on the Northside. Neighborhood Art Parade revives this tradition, creating a fun, ceremonial experience to increase public safety and community cohesion.

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